Car Safety Seat Information

Law Requirements
Montana state law requires children under age six or weighing less than 60 pounds to ride in a federally-approved car seat or booster seat that is properly installed and used. The first step in keeping your baby safe on the road is choosing a car seat that works for your baby’s age and weight, and that fits your vehicle.

Recommendations
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all infants should ride in rear-facing car seats, starting with their first ride home from the hospital until they have reached at least one year of age and/or weigh at least 20 pounds. It is even better for them to ride rear facing until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by the car seat’s manufacturer.

Installation and Inspection Services

  • To help you choose the right car safety seat and install it safely, the AAP offers Child Safety Seats: A Guide for All Families. Access this guide online at www.aap.org, or call 847-434-4000.
  • For a schedule of free car seat safety clinics in Livingston and Bozeman, visit www.safekids.org or call 587-7786.
  • AAA now offers free online car seat inspections and education—no membership required! Schedule your AAA online inspection by visiting https://mountainwest.aaa.com/automotive/car-seat-inspections.